Bakery, Patisserie and Confectionary

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L2 Level 2
Full Time
6 September 2021 — 17 June 2022
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

About this course

Our 1 year bakery programme is the perfect course for those individuals considering further learning and progression in bakery training and education, and will provide a foundation for a career in the bakery industry. Based at our City Centre campus in Cardiff, this qualification will develop the knowledge and practical skills in bread and confectionery, that will be required to work in the college's bakery. Training alongside industry professionals, students will learn in top class facilities, including huge training kitchens, butchery's, bakery's and our landmark city centre restaurant 'The Classroom'. This programme offers pupils the opportunity to develop intermediate practical skills and knowledge in a wide range of bakery manufacturing techniques.

Must be able to work early mornings in our in-house bakery, do event work with level three bakery students and enter competitions.

What you will study

For a full Level 2 Diploma in Professional Bakery (QCF), students will have to successfully complete 57 credits.  Units include modules such as:

  • Confectionery
  • Chocolate & sugar work
  • Continental breads
  • Danish pastries
  • Celebration cakes
  • Piping
  • Flower making

Pupils will also be expected to show that they can work alone and as part of a team.  There may be an opportunity for learners to visit trade shows such as Hotelympia and different relevant establishments.  The diploma course is assessed through short answer questions, practical assessments and external assessed assignments.

Course fee per year

Registration Fee Payable on Enrolment: £30.00

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs Grades A* - D including English Language (or equivalent). Satisfactory reference from Course Tutor. Alternatively, successful achievement of Level 1 and satisfactory reference. Satisfactory reference from School or College to indicate good behaviour, attendance and progress.

Teaching and assessment

  • Written exam and practical exams and coursework assignments

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

6 September 2021

End date

17 June 2022

Time of day

Day Time

Full Time

18 hours per week


City Centre Campus, Cardiff
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Course code



Diploma in Professional Bakery QCF


What our students say

My work experience has involved working events where we have had to cater to and serve hundreds of people. I have plated up food, served wine, and experienced every aspect of the industry. I’ve always known that I wanted a career in cooking, but since doing Hospitality and Catering Level 2 I have realised I like the front of house aspects as well.

Catering Case Study
Joseph Taylor
Former Hospitality – Level 2 student, now progressed on to the Level 3.

Career prospects & further study

After completing this course, successful candidates may progress onto the Level 3 Diploma in Professional Bakery. Many students also pursue various employment opportunities within the industry. 

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City Centre Campus, Cardiff
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

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